Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 13th Nov 2012 22:24 UTC
AMD "Advanced Micro Devices has hired JPMorgan Chase & Co to explore options, which could include a potential sale, as the chipmaker struggles to find a role in an industry increasingly focused on mobile and away from traditional PCs, according to three sources familiar with the situation." Woah. Bad news for competition in the x86 space.
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RE[2]: Thom
by bassbeast on Thu 15th Nov 2012 03:35 UTC in reply to "RE: Thom"
bassbeast
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2007-11-11

That is one of the reasons I've been urging people to put their money where their mouth is and buy AMD when they need a new PC or laptop.

The other of course is that frankly the "bang for the buck" on AMD chips is just nuts and probably less than 5% of those actually buying PCs have tasks that would benefit from the IPC advantage Intel has. you can get AMD quad kits on Tiger starting at $150, and you can buy Thuban X6 chips for $105. heck I even love gaming and my X6 just blows through the latest games while giving me plenty of cores for other tasks, truly a great chip.

So next time you are buying a PC or laptop take a serious look at AMD, I'm old enough to remember what it was like when Intel stood alone and it was NOT fun, it was stagnation and high prices. I put my money where my mouth is and my entire family is on AMD,we're talking 5 desktops, 1 laptop and 1 netbook, and I can say all of them do every task we can come up with with plenty of cycles left over and plenty of cash saved over going Intel.

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RE[3]: Thom
by sukru on Thu 15th Nov 2012 14:16 in reply to "RE[2]: Thom"
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2006-11-19

Yes, people do not realize this. I can easily collect a PC (especially now, considering black Friday is near) using AMD components for less than $200 (including case, PSU, motherboard, CPU, RAM, GPU, excluding HDD and monitor). But the cheapest Intel option would be almost twice that.

If you want the absolute top performance, Core i7 has no competition, but if you want to most bang for your buck AMD is the best choice.

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